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Records Crumble in Second Day in Nevada

Carrying over the momentum from the team’s strong finish to round one, the Illinois State women’s golf team set a new program record for a team round with a six-under 282 while Jinyoung Yun tied her own individual single-round record with a 67.

For Yun, it was the third time she has shot a 67 this season, and she remains the only player in program history to shoot lower than a 68 in a single round. ISU’s 282 topped the previous single-round school record of 284 – which was tied in the season-opening tournament – and this season ISU has four of the 10 lowest scores in program history.

Behind its school-record round, the Redbirds are tied for fourth with a 36-hole score of 575. Long Beach State has a commanding lead on the field with a two-round 554 with San Francisco and Seattle sitting just ahead of ISU with scores of 572 and 573, respectively. Boise State remains knotted with the Redbirds with a matching 575 while tournament host Northern Arizona (577), San Diego State (579), UC Irvine (581), UTEP (584), Fresno State (585), UC Riverside (590), Weber State (593), Montana State (594), CSU-Bakersfield (595), Idaho (595), Northern Colorado (595), UTRGV (598), Southern Utah (598), and North Dakota (625) round out the 19 schools in the field.

The Redbirds tee off for the third and final round on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. CT (8 a.m. local time) alongside Long Beach State, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Yun had a blemish-free round en route to her school-record-tying 67. She opened her day with a birdie on the first hole, and added birdies on the fifth and ninth holes, as she made the turn at three strokes under par. Her back nine opened with six consecutive pars before back-to-back birdies on the 16th and 17th holes dropped her to five shots under par, where she finished the round, and is tied for fifth individually over the 36 holes.

Dani Grace Schrock opened with a bogey, and after three straight pars she went birdie-bogey over her next two holes to remain at one over par. Six holes later she was still at a stroke over par; however, birdies on her 13th and 17th holes dropped her to even par, and one stroke under par, respectively for her second-round 71.

Vinisha Gunaseelan – starting on the par-five second hole – opened with a bogey, and four holes later a birdie pushed her back to even par. Following a par a bogey on her eighth hole she had six consecutive pars before dropping back to even par with a birdie on the par-five 16th hole. Over her final three holes she had one par, one bogey, and a round-closing birdie to go to even par heading into the clubhouse.

With their matching two-round scores of 145, both Gunaseelan and Schrock are tied for 30th in the tournament field.

Sitting one stroke behind, and tied for 34th individually, Avalon Woodward shot a second-consecutive round of 73. Her one-over-par round started on the first hole with five straight pars before a birdie on the sixth put her at a stroke under par. She hit a rough five-hole stretch in which she had a pair of pars and three bogeys to push her to two shots over par. After a birdie and a bogey in back-to-back holes, she finished strong with three pars and a birdie, ending the day with a one-over 73.

Opening on the fourth hole, Ali Schrock played through the first 11 holes at a shot under par before she hit a two-hole stretch of a bogey and double-bogey to push her to two shots over par. After three pars she closed strong, ending the day with back-to-back birdies to finish with an even-par 72, and her 36-hole 154 has her tied for 83rd in the deep field.

Source: Illinois State Athletics